Baton Rouge Living Wills Attorney

You never know when life will take an unexpected turn and leave you injured, ill or otherwise incapacitated. However, you can have a say in your treatment by taking the time to create a living will before something happens to you. At the law office of W. David Mancuso, Attorney, LLC, we can help you plan today for tomorrow's uncertainties. We create living wills and other advance directives that outline our clients' wishes for medical treatment.

If you need advice about a living will, contact lawyer David Mancuso in Baton Rouge. We offer free initial consultations to answer your questions and help you understand your estate planning options.

Planning for Your Medical Care

At our firm, we help our clients create an advance directive to fit their needs and goals, including living wills and powers of attorney. A living will is a document that describes your wishes for treatment if you become incapacitated such as the types of treatment you do not wish to receive such as:

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Medications and antibiotics
  • Ventilators, respirators and other life-support machines
  • Feeding tubes and other artificial forms of nutrition and hydration
  • Organ donation

A medical power of attorney allows you to appoint an "agent" to make decisions for you regarding your medical care and treatment. This person does not have to be a lawyer; you can choose a loved one or close relative to make decisions about your health. It can go into effect immediately or when you become incapacitated, and you can revoke it at any time you are able. You can also create powers of attorney to address your finances and/or property management as well. A complete estate plan should include properly prepared powers of attorney and living wills to address your particular desires and needs in the event of a disability or incapacity.

Talk to a Louisiana Advanced Directive Lawyer

To speak with us about your wishes regarding your medical care and treatment, schedule a consultation with attorney David Mancuso. Contact our Baton Rouge, Louisiana, law office by e-mail or call us toll free at 866-605-5060. For your convenience, evening and weekend office hours are available by appointment.